GC basketball players Gina Beining and Emily Drees (in uniform) are double-teaming a mammoth effort begun by (then) point guard Katie Filiatreau ’09 last year — the Blood Drive Challenge. The duo urges the whole “Georgetown family” to help them beat Campbellsville in this charitable “competition” for the American Red Cross – one that can saving lives.

This drive is particularly timely with so much need in earthquake-ravaged Haiti. In fact, a percentage of blood donated will go to Haiti, said Donor Recruitment Representative Brian Tyler (above), who was outside the Caf Tuesday helping Gina sign-up donors.

Your time to show support and give blood is Tuesday (Feb. 2) from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Hall of Fame Room in the Cralle Student Center. But, if you don’t mind a lengthy wait, it’s better to make a reservation. Do so by contacting Gina at (419) 604-0649 or gbeinin0@georgetowncollege.edu.

Two drawings for gift-cards will also be held to those who donate.

Beining is a 6-foot forward from Ottoville, OH, near Lima; Drees is a 6-2 forward from Crescent Springs, KY, and out of Covington’s Notre Dame Academy.


Jim Durham
News Bureau Director